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Saudi Arabia: what you need to know about trademark registration

June 3 2019 Saudi Arabia is located at the convergence of Europe, Asia, and Africa and occupies a regional location of strategic and economic importance for…

Iran: US Sanctions and IP Rights

July 31 2018 In light of the recent decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, informally known as the Iran Deal, the United States is…

GCC: Securing and Enforcing Patents in an Evolving Region

February 1 2019 The Gulf Cooperation Council comprises the following six countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates…

MENA: Trademarks Cheat Sheet

January 4 2018 With the Middle East and North Africa becoming an exceedingly profitable market for companies when considering an international expansion, it is…

Qatar: Law on the Protection of the Arabic Language

March 5 2019 In an effort to protect and promote the use of the Arabic language, Qatar issued Law No. 7 of 2019. The Law, which entered into force on January 14…

MENA: Know When to Say No, Opposition Proceedings in the Region

November 4 2019 Registering a trademark is the first step in the effective use of a brand, company, or product name. However, in order to safeguard and enforce…

Saudi Arabia: Franchisers Rejoice, a New Law Is Coming to Town

October 31 2019 In an effort to facilitate and promote investment in the country, the Saudi Council of Ministers approved the Franchising Law on October 8, 2019. The…

Ethiopia: Surveying the Trademark Landscape

October 16 2019 A total of 407 applications were published in the last three issues of the Official Gazette of Ethiopia (June to August 2019). Almost 60 percent of…

Saudi Arabia: Zooming Down the Patent Prosecution Highway with the USPTO

October 7 2019 In its ongoing efforts to advance the intellectual property scene in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property recently signed a…

UAE: Steady March towards an Online Environment

October 7 2019 Given the recent trend in going paperless, the Trademark Office in the United Arab Emirates announced that, as of October 6, 2019, the following…